In the wake of the global spread of Covid-19, South Africa and Nigeria have taken their own precautions to control rising infection rates among their citizens. South Africa locked down the country from midnight on Thursday 26 March for 3 weeks until 16 April. Nigeria has closed its road borders to travellers and banned flights into and out of the country. Other lockdowns are in process. SAA has cancelled the direct flights to Lagos. Neither country will be issuing visas during this time.

The SA-Nigeria Business Chamber will keep track of developments and advise our members of any changes in the situation as the picture unfolds.

Upcoming Events

  • Powering Nigeria for the future

    There is new energy behind the recovery of Nigeria’s ailing power sector. The national grid is being rehabilitated by energy giant Siemens, the government is pushing for greater commercialisation of the country’s large gas resources, and renewable energy is gaining traction. Listen to the latest developments from Nigerian energy analyst  Sowunmi Olabode III, a consultant to the House of Representatives Committee on Gas, Senior Legislative Aide to the Senate President and founder of the online think tank, the Energy Hub. 

    Speaker: Sowunmi Olabode
    Energy Consultant: Federal Government of Nigeria
    Founder: Energy Hub

    Date:  20 October 2020
    Time: 13h00 Nigeria Time (GMT +1) 
    14h00 South Africa Time (GMT +2)


Past Events

  • Webinar: Trade in Africa – Ports and Customs Update

    How have SA and Nigerian ports fared over the Covid-19 lockdowns? What are some of the key export and import challenges for business currently? How are countries preparing for trading under African Continental Free Trade Area from early 2021? Join us to listen to our speakers to discuss these and other issues.

    Terry Gale
    , Chairman, Export Club Western Cape, South Africa
    Akinmayowa Afolarin, Head of Port Operations, Kobo360, Nigeria
    Clifford Evans, Customs Liaison Manager, Berry & Donaldson Global Freight Logistics, South Africa

    DATE: Wednesday, 16 September
    TIME: 09h00 – Nigeria (GMT +1) 10h00 South Africa (GMT+2)

  • Investing in Nigeria’s western commercial hub

    Moderator: Owolabi Salako, Afriduwa Investment Advisory, SA
    Speaker: Seye Oyeleye, Director General, Dawn Commission, Nigeria
    Thursday 20 August
    09h00 – Nigeria; 10h00 – South Africa

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